African Sculptures and Forms

Sculptures et Formes d'Afrique

African Sculptures and Forms
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Article code10125
Sculptures et Formes d'Afrique / African Sculptures and Forms
311 pages
Color photos
Hard cover
29 x 25 cm
2,201 kg
Français & English

Ce livre présente une collection particulière, réunie par un amateur éclairé et passionné, qui épouse une sensibilité et une qualité de formes diverses, soigneusement choisies dans différentes cultures africaines. On y découvre les masques, les reliquaires et les signes sculptés du Gabon, des effigies et des statuettes du Congo-Brazzaville et du Congo-Kinshasa, ainsi que d'étonnantes représentations de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, du Mali au Cameroun, des Koro et des Mossi aux Ejagham et Ekoi au Nigeria en passant par les Gouro en Côte d'Ivoire. Le lecteur y retrouve de merveilleuses évocations du patrimoine universel des formes artistiques.

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At the turn of the twentieth century, in particular Gauguin, Picasso, Matisse, and later the Surrealists, then others right up till the present day, Western artists have drawn on the arts of Africa for inspiration. How can this constant impact ever be measured? The same is true for the arts in Africa. Every sculpture carries within it the heritage of a people, culture, and artistic tradition in the originality of its forms. West Africa, Central Africa, and East Africa each has its own set of characteristics, within which the variety of the sculptures - always similar yet also always different - demonstrates the creativity of the ethnic group that created it. This book presents a remarkable collection amassed by a knowledgeable and impassioned art lover that combines sensitivity with quality - a quality of forms meticulously selected among different African cultures. It includes masks and reliquaries carved in Gabon, effigies and statuettes from Congo-Brazzaville and Congo-Kinshasa, and astonishing objects from West Africa, from Mali to Cameroon, the Koro and Mossi peoples, the Ejagham and Ekoi in Nigeria, and the Gouro in the Ivory Coast. An extraordinary collection of artistic forms that well merits its place in the universal patrimony of art.
Contents: Introduction; Le Gabon; Le royaume Kongo; Les Teke | Les Bembe | Les Zombo; Les Songye; Les Luba | Les Hemba | Les Bembe/Boyo; Les Chowke | Les Pende | Les Zande/Mangbetu; L'Afrique de l'Ouest

Text in English and French.